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IVY IN THE GARDEN

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, butterflies, Christchurch, fleas, Flies, hornet, hoverflies, Ivy Bee, mice, mole control, mole removal, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, solitary bees, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

For those people lucky enough to have a garden, now is the time to experience some unusual occurrences that only happen this time of the year, but the conditions have to be just right! If you have sandy based soil and short grass with a sunny outlook, you may notice small holes appearing in the ground and insects busily excavating. It may be a couple, or hundreds depending on the location and the culprit is the Ivy Bee. The Ivy Bee is a solitary bee and is the last to emerge in the year, normally mid to late September until November. Once mated, the female digs a burrow in loose sand or...

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IS IT A BEE, HORNET OR A WASP?

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in bee, Bee swarm, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, Christchurch, honey bees, hornet, Insects, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Ringwood, solitary bees, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest treatment, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

        With the warmer weather that is now with us, the calls for help regarding Bees and Wasps have dramatically increased over the past couple of weeks and are likely to continue until the end of the season. With many different types of insects involved identification can be confusing, so here is a little help!         There are 24 species of Bumble Bees in the United Kingdom and 225 species of solitary bees, but only 1 species of Honey Bee. There are also 8 species of Wasps. Confused? The general rule is to leave alone until you are sure what you...

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